Longwood's Special Education program is a five-year pathway to becoming a licensed special education teacher. You'll have all the tools, experience and knowledge to ensure your success teaching general curriculum to Kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Career Path

Special education teachers promote growth for all students, advocate for children with special needs and provide support to their student's families.

What You'll Study


You'll major in Liberal Studies and register for graduate courses in the special education program for the fifth year. Once you complete your undergraduate course and a variety of Special Education content area courses you'll get your bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies. Once you complete your fifth year you'll have a master's degree in Education with a concentration in special education general curriculum K-12.

Special Education Professional Endorsement

Designed for educators who have or are eligible for Virginia Elementary/Secondary Initial or Continuing teaching licensure.

The program provides coherent preparation in all areas of the Special Education curriculum, including field experience. Successful completion of the entire program meets current eligibility requirements for an endorsement in Special Education General Curriculum grades K-12.


Prepare for professional leadership roles in a variety of public service fields in courses that include:

  • Research Design
  • Educational Leadership
  • School Personnel Administration 
  • School Law 

See All Education Courses (pdf)